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Happy Pride! Although ~the discourse~ makes it sound like Pride is a nonstop Berghain-style party in the streets, the truth has always been that Pride has so many more facets, especially here on Autostraddle. It’s a great time of year to revisit our history and present, like the best lesbian & gay movies or our rich history of literature.

We’ve covered so many queer books from the past and present on Autostraddle, but we know there are always so many more titles out there to be discovered, and hearing from other members about what makes a book special to them is something we can only get within community. To that end, we're trying for the first time the A+ Community Bookshelf: a crowdsourced project where A+ members can share the LGBTQ book recs that they want the rest of the A+ community to know about. Thank you SO much to the A+ members who contributed to this project — it's so generous of you to share your time and beloved books with our little community; we're all the bett...

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Rachel

Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy." You can follow her on twitter and instagram.

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